Monterey Bay Aquarium

Discussion in 'Photography' started by treylane, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. treylane

    treylane Supporting Member

    Went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium with a few friends this weekend, armed only with a 100mm macro lens and a very aged slr:

  2. 99sf

    99sf Guest

    Great photos! Where was the sea turtle exhibited? I don't remember seeing the turtles during my last visit.
  3. treylane

    treylane Supporting Member

    There are a bunch of young/baby sea turtles in their "ZOMG, GLOBAL WARMING WILL KILL US ALL!" exhibit, next to the currently-empty outer ocean tank.
  4. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Wow, awesome pictures. Makes me jealous you can do so much with a "very aged slr" than I can do with a brand new camera.. oh well I have my memory of trips to the MBA, although I can't seem to find those pictures either :D
  5. zepplock

    zepplock Guest

    that jawfish can grow some hair I see
  6. 99sf

    99sf Guest

    Wow, the million gallon exhibit is empty?! I was just there in the spring... watching large schools of fish swim. The green sea turtles were born at Sea World in San Diego. They had a clutch of 82 baby turtles born in November--wow!
  7. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    Proof that is not the camera.
    Great pictures !!
  8. Kraylen

    Kraylen Guest

    Wow dude you take some GREAT photos! I have tried many times to shoot at the MBA but traffic, lack of exp and poor choice of shots prevent me from posting greatness. I shot a few vids actually in April.
  9. A_Lee

    A_Lee Guest

    It is a cool exhibit though :)
  10. bluevoodoo

    bluevoodoo Guest

    Cool pictures, :beer:
  11. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Fixed it for you!
  12. scuba71

    scuba71 Supporting Member

    Sweet pic Jess.
  13. Matt_Wandell

    Matt_Wandell Honorary Member

    They just closed it down a couple weeks ago. Something to do with the tiles that line the exhibit needing to be refurbished if I got the gist of it correctly.
  14. 99sf

    99sf Guest

    Matt, thanks for letting us know why the giant exhibit is closed. I searched the MBA aquarium and couldn't find any information about why the Outer Bay is shut down. Talk about a large water change!
  15. Erick

    Erick Guest

    I love the blenny with the come over :) great pictures and thanks for sharing.
  16. phishphood

    phishphood Guest

    Volunteer person @ MBA said the turtles had done something to the tiles lining the back walls? Not sure how accurate, but 2 independent volunteers said July 1 for opening day. Or by then at least.

    Jess- what'd you do to negate the glare on the exhibits?
  17. treylane

    treylane Supporting Member

    I got the lens as close to the glass as possible, right up against it if I could. That lens can focus at about 6" from the front, which makes shooting in some of the narrow tanks (I'm lookin at you, sea dragons!) fairly doable. :)
  18. phishphood

    phishphood Guest

    Very nice. And having a close focus lens there has to help a lot. I always feel bad trying to take a shot and blocking the light at the same time (and everyone else's view).

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